Tabriz Mausoleum of Poets

Also known as: Maqbaratoshoara, Maqbaratol Shoara, Maqbarat-o-shoara

The city of Tabriz in Iran’s East Azarbaijan Province has been known throughout history as a haven for literary and cultural figures, who lived or stayed in the city at one point in their lives.
The Mausoleum of Poets is a testimony to the city’s glorious cultural past. Located in the Sorkhab district of Tabriz, the historical site houses over 400 writers, poets and mystics buried from the 11th century to the modern times.


Unique Resting Place

Iranian poet, linguist and writer Asadi Tousi is believed to have been the first literary figure buried at the Mausoleum of Poets in the late 11th century.
The tradition was followed by entombing other prominent classical poets such as Khaqani, Anvari Abivardi and Qatran Tabrizi.
Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar is the most renowned contemporary Iranian poet to have been laid to rest at the site. Others include literary and cultural figures such as Javad Azar and Mirza Taher Khoshnevis-Tabrizi.


Cultural Landmark

The mausoleum was formerly known as Sorkhab Cemetery. The original site was rocked by earthquakes and damaged by floods over the course of time, until it was renovated and adorned with a memorial monument in the 1970s.
The monument has been designed by Gholamreza Farzanmehr and combines modern and traditional Persian architectural elements.  
Tabriz Mausoleum of Poets is one of the most famous literary sites in the country and attracts about one million Iranian and foreign visitors every year.

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